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Voting by post

How to register for a postal vote

Postal vote

If you do not wish to vote in person at a polling station, you can apply for a postal vote. 

To apply for a postal vote, you must already be registered to vote. See our registering to vote page for information on how to do this.

Apply online for a postal vote

Once you've registered to vote, you can now quickly apply for a postal vote ‘online’. Please make sure you have your National Insurance number to hand.

Apply for a postal vote

You could also download a paper application form. Complete and return via e-mail to:

Or return via post to:

Electoral Registration Officer
Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk
King’s Court
Chapel Street
King’s Lynn
PE30 1EX

Download postal vote application form

Please note, someone else cannot sign it on your behalf.

Apply by post for a postal vote

If you require an application form to be posted to you, please e-mail us at: or telephone: 01553 616773.

Again, please note, someone else cannot sign it on your behalf.

What happens next?

Once your application has been completed successfully, your postal ballot paper(s) will be sent to the address quoted on your application approximately 10 days before the election/referendum.

To vote you must place a cross next to the candidate(s) or option(s) you wish to vote for and then return the ballot paper in the pre-paid envelope, following the instructions provided with your postal vote.